Do you remove ALL the hairs or just the thicker, darker ones?
For facial hair, we typically remove the ‘Terminal’ or thicker hairs. Terminal hairs can be light or dark in color. Vellus hair is the light, wispy (or peach fuzz) hair. Excessive vellus hair can be removed. However, it is recommended to keep some of the peach fuzz intact as these smaller hairs give the skin a soft, dewy look instead of a harsh, shiny appearance.
DOES IT HURT?
While electrolysis is not perfectly comfortable, most people find the brief sensation of heat to be quite tolerable. It is impossible to destroy hair growth tissue without some sensation. Numbing creams may be used, if needed, in excessively sensitive situations.
Electrolysis treatment is delivered through a single, sterile probe that is gently aligned with the hair and inserted into the existing hair follicle. You do not typically feel this insertion as the probe slides into the existing opening, alongside the hair. When the probe reaches the end of the hair follicle, a small amount of heat is emitted (which feels like a tingle or small bug bite). This heat cauterizes (or seals off) the junction between the blood supply and the hair root, eliminating the nutrient supply to the root and removing the ability for that follicle to produce hair… permanently!
HOW MANY TREATMENTS DO I NEED?
The short answer: likely more than 1.
The number of treatments varies with each person depending on their hormone levels, medications, previous hair removal methods and a variety of additional factors that are discussed during your initial free consultation. Hair grows (and sheds) in cycles. Therefore, to achieve optimum results in the shortest period of time, it is very important to adhere to the recommended treatment schedule to ‘catch’ and treat the hair while it is still in the growth portion of its’ cycle.
An Interview with Julie Foster
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A video interview with Julie Foster from A Bare Necessity, a hair removal clinic in Viera, Florida.
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A Bare Necessity’s owner, Julie Foster, recently spent some time talking with Space Coast Daily’s Gina Liberto about the only FDA approved permanent hair removal procedure, electrolysis.
Gina and Julie discuss how the procedure is done, why it is the most cost effective way to get rid of those no longer wanted pesky hairs and how and why Julie became a premier business owner in Viera, Florida.